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Travel Information   Getting to Wellington: Please note that you need to make your own travel arrangements and remember to book early to get the best fares! By Air Air New Zealand  - (Local) Air New Zealand  - (International) Qantas - (South Pacific) Qantas - (International) By Train Tranz Scenic    (only from select locations) By Bus InterCity Coachlines By Car Please click here to go to an interactive National map, and here to download a       local map! Wellington International Airport only operates flights to and from Australia and Pacific Islands. Therefore you are likely to fly into New Zealand's other major International airports in Auckland or Christchurch and will need to connect to a domestic flight internally. The journey from the Wellington International Airport to the City Centre Wellington by taxi will cost approx $30 - $35 one way, and takes around 20 minutes. - Tel: Wellington Combined Taxis 04 384 4444. Shuttle transport is via Super Shuttle. This is door to door (Airport to InterContinental Hotel Wellington) and takes approximately 35 - 40 minutes. Adult one way $17 per person, $6 for each additional person in the same group. - Tel: 0800 SHUTTLE (748885). The cost of airport transfers is not included in your registration fee. Passports & Visas Please ensure that your passport and visa, if required, is in order. Visitors to New Zealand must hold a passport valid for at least three months after the date of departure. You must check whether or not you require a visa. If you do, you must obtain all of your visas in advance before you travel. Obtaining the appropriate visa is delegate's own responsibility. Your registration acceptance letter, which you will receive once you have registered and paid the delegate fee, should be sufficient to prove your need to visit New Zealand. Please check the information in the visa section  carefully to check if you need a visa and how to obtain one if you do. Please note: obtaining visas can take several weeks, so register early. Arrival in New Zealand: Biosecurity Procedures The New Zealand Government has very tight biosecurity inspection at all international airports. No food is allowed to be brought into New Zealand. On arrival in New Zealand, all international passengers are asked to fill in the declaration. Then all luggage is screened by X-ray and may be physically searched. Detector dogs which can smell food and plant material on people and in bags operate at all airports. There is a fine of NZ$200 for any undeclared restricted or prohibited goods found on anyone arriving in New Zealand. Click here  to find out more information on New Zealand Biosecurity Regulations Visa Requirements Currently travellers from more than 50 countries do not require a Visitors Visa for stays less than 3 months. You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are: A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with NZ. Click here to find out more; A New Zealand citizen or Resident Permit Holder. However, all visitors require: A passport that is valid for at least three months after your departure from New Zealand; An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter; Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay, approximately NZ$1,000 per month per person. If you need a visa, here are some useful links: Full information is available online, click here to access New Zealand Immigration website. Please read New Zealand has strict rules to protect its agricultural industries from imported pests and diseases. If you bring in items such as food and plants, these must be declared to Ministry of Agriculture and Farming Officials. Like other countries, New Zealand has strict security concerning drugs, firearms and other dangerous goods. For more information, click here to visit New Zealand Bio Security site. the Passports and Visas section carefully or visit your local New Zealand Embassy. Click here to find out what you need to do to apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa. Please remember to obtain visa in advance. Click here to find out your nearest New Zealand Embassy and fees involved in the process. Customs Requirements New Zealand has strict rules to protect its agricultural industries from imported pests and diseases. If you bring in items such as food and plants, these must be declared to The Ministry for Primary Industries. Visit www.biosecurity.govt.nz for more information. Like other countries New Zealand has strict security concerning drugs, firearms and other dangerous goods. For more information visit www.customs.govt.nz   Health Insurance & Vaccinations Requirements We recommend that you have comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of your visit. If you are from the United Kingdom or Australia, you will get the same immediate medical coverage as a New Zealand citizen or resident due to the Reciprocal Health Agreements. Vaccinations are required if travelling to New Zealand from yellow-fever-infected area. This is most likely to affect delegates travelling to New Zealand from certain regions in Latin America or Africa. Please check with your local travel agent or health centre for the vaccination requirements.
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